Court denies Abba Kyari bail again

The bail application submitted by suspended deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari and three others was once more rejected by the Federal High Court of Abuja.

In their bail application, Kyari and the other three defendants had contended that fresh evidence surrounding the Kuje Prison Break and an alleged threat to their life called for a new application.

The NDLEA objected, claiming that they had not shown how the new problems would prevent them from jumping ship.

In his ruling on the bail application this morning, Justice Emeka Nwite concurred with the NDLEA legal team that the accused have not shown that they won’t violate their release conditions and obstruct the criminal justice system.

The court held that a threat to life in a detention facility is not a factor for granting bail.

The prosecution in its counter affidavit had submitted that Mr. Kyari and his co-defendants are flight risks as they would tamper with the money laundering investigations and the witnesses lined up for the trial.

The court had earlier made a pronouncement on the bail of the defendants and that there is nothing placed before the court to warrant a reconsideration of the earlier pronouncement of the court.

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